Tag Archives: Water Quality

3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference

​The variety of sessions that are planned for you this year will cover the gamut of wet weather topics, including updates on the region’s progress, lessons learned locally and nationally, and where Pennsylvania is headed as they continue their steady momentum in attacking this complex issue.There is a fee. Monroeville, PA Learn more... Read more

Community-Based Efforts to Improve Local Water Quality

EPA is hosting a webinar so you can hear directly from two grantees from the EPA’s Office of Enviromental Justice (OEJ) about their success with the EJ Grants program. Learn how Tolani Lake Enterprises and PUSH Buffalo have utilized funding from the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to improve local water quality by raising environmental awareness and strengthening community capacity. Learn more and register... Read more

Sponsorship: A Unique Tool for Funding Land Conservation Projects with the CWSRF

​Since its inception, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program has provided almost $120 billion to water quality projects across the country, EPA’s largest source of infrastructure financing. CWSRF funds publicly owned treatment works and a variety of projects, including green infrastructure, tree planting, and land acquisition for water quality improvement and protection. Learn more in this webinar from EPA’s CWSRF and the USDA Forest Service National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team. Join webinar... Read more

America’s Great Dam Teardown Means Cleaner Water, More Parkland

Many of the estimated 2 million to 2.5 million U.S. dams serve no practical purpose but can impair water quality. Since 1912, about 1,300 dams have been removed in the U.S. But in the last 10 years, the pace of de-damming has sped up considerably, with nearly half of the removals happening since 2006. Dams prevent waterways from cleaning themselves. When they are removed, the natural filtering process can work again. Read more... Read more

Chicago River Gets 600 Feet of Floating Gardens

Over 600 feet of floating wetlands are coming to the Chicago River as a pilot project by nonprofit Urban Rivers, which hopes to rehabilitate urban waterways in Chicago and around the world. The effort comes on top of the city’s own ambitious plans to make the Chicago River more inviting and productive. Read more... Read more

White House Announces Green Initiatives for Baltimore

Baltimore will receive federal funds to create and restore green space, monitor water quality, and start educational programs. Initiatives include the creation of the country’s first Village Blue Project, providing real-time information about the water quality in the Jones Falls River as monitored by the EPA and U.S. Geological Survey, and a new pilot program called the Green Resources and Outreach for Watersheds (GROW) that will provide free or low-cost resources for communities to turn vacant lots into parks and... Read more

Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering training / technical assistance for small public water systems to help achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, and to provide training / technical assistance for small publicly owned wastewater systems, community wastewater systems, and private well owners to improve water quality under the Clean Water Act. Applications due September 30. Learn more... Read more

Smart Growth Grants Go to Adirondack Communities

​The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded Smart Growth Program grants to several Adirondack Park communities. The money will provide a new water source that will serve the Town of Crown Point and stabilize production activity at the Essex County Fish Hatchery, expand the Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, and support streetscape improvements in Lake Placid. The grants will help communities capitalize on important assets and invest in their local infrastructure. Read more... Read more

Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the video, Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water, which highlights green streets as a technique for managing stormwater and providing other economic and community benefits. “Green streets” are natural and engineered methods for controlling stormwater that would otherwise gather pollutants and rush from hard streets into storm drains and out into local waterways. Watch video... Read more
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